Summary: Your life is perfect. It’s everything you want it to
be and more… until a series of events makes it crumble around you.
However, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it comes from an
You start your new job the Avengers compound. It’s a fresh start for you, with a surprise in store.
Bucky scoffed, rolling his eyes at Steve. “And how do you know that?” he asked, obviously not believing a word Steve said.
Steve smiled broadly, nudging Bucky’s knee with his foot. “Call it a hunch.”
Move In Day, Early in the Morning.
“Holy crap, this place is amazing,” Karen mumbled, leaning over the steering wheel to gaze slack-jawed at the buildings through her windshield.
“Agreed,” you mumbled, eyes as wide as saucers as you watched a quinjet take off. You tore your gaze off of the shining buildings to read the email they’d sent. “According to the guard at the gate and the map they sent me, the living quarters should be… to the right,” you said, looking up and pointing right at the fork in the road.
“Man, I’m so going to get lost on the way out of here,” Karen lamented as she studied the layout of the grounds.
You snorted. “You could always ask The Vision for help. I bet he’d be more than happy to point you in the right direction.”
“Oh no. That’s so not happening. I’m not asking Magenta Cyborg for directions,” she said, laughing at the very thought.
You tilted your head to the side. “I think he’s an android, technically,” you teased, grinning broadly.
“Doesn’t matter. Still not asking him for directions,” Karen said dismissively, rolling her eyes at you.
Marvel Studios, #D23, San Diego, Comic-Con July 15th, 2017
The picture includes: Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), #RobertDowneyJr. (Iron Man), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Dave Bautista (Drax), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), and Karen Gillan (Nebula).
Although the cast picture is massive, Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johannsson (Black Widow), Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), were not able to attend the panel.
Follow-up to this post. Last thoughts on the Patater family for tonight because I realize I’m going overboard with this buT LAWD i love them so much
I imagine that even with how involved Kent and Tater tries
to be in their kid’s life, there are just some moments that they will miss
because of how much they have to travel. Their son understands; his parents more
than make up for it when they come home and he knows they love him a whole
bunch but it still sucks sometimes to only talk to them through Skype for weeks
at a time. Like in third grade when he made it to the final rounds of his school’s
Spelling Bee, but lost at the end, he really wished that his Pa was there to
tell him he did a good job, or to see his Dad in the front row probably trying
to stifle his backseat coaching because “Kenny, is spelling, you cannot coach.
That is actually cheating.” Like yeah, they always do the thing with the
matching suits and accessories whenever they go to Back to School Night, and Karen
from the PTA basically wants to slaughter Kent for dissing her baking skills,
but he’d rather have that than walking home alone from school to an emptyish house (nanny is there) for weeks at a time.
Every single time, the regular season pretty much coincides with the annual
school play, and ok, their son doesn’t really care about the play. He’s playing
a tree that says about five lines total, but looking in the dark at the parents
and not seeing his blows a lot more than he’d expected. When the play is over
and they all stand in a line to bow, the lights turn on and suddenly, amidst
the clapping and cheering, he hears a familiar accent yelling, “That’s my son!! You see! The third tree!”
And their son notices the two figures in the very back, still in hockey jerseys
and looking pretty frazzled, are Kent and Tater, who’d immediately jumped in
the car post-game interview (tbh Tater only said “I have to go to my son’s play
I am sorry maybe next time!!! Ask Zimmboni questions he was very good!!!” and
Kent just straight up walked out). Kent and Tater are the first parents to rush
forward to collect their kid and are extremely alarmed when their son barrels
towards the two of them, crying because he missed them. Tater raves
about how convincing he was as a talking tree and Kent wipes the tears away and gives a bunch of
gross cheek kisses like he did when he was in first grade. (Headcanon that Kent
calls their son Tater Tot and does kid-friendly chirps while giving said kisses.)
BONUS: All the parents in the auditorium are turning their
heads and you hear the crowd whispering excitedly as they recognize Kent and
Tater in their jerseys. Except for Karen, who glares at Kent for a full minute
while Kent narrows his eyes and look highly unimpressed.